Here's a "motherlode" list with links to past threads on transcripts, credits, GPA, Grading, and accreditation.
Post #5 below is the "motherlode list" of links to past threads on college prep, looking for colleges/choosing a college, applying for college/college admissions, NCAA, financial aid, scholarships, first time at college, study abroad, alternatives to 4-year college, career exploration
Note all the tags on this thread -- if you click on a tag, it will pull up even MORE threads on that topic. Hope this helps! Warmest regards, Lori D.
GENERAL: Getting Started
High School "Time Table" (what to do / when for high school) -- 4 March 2012, Lori D.
My son is starting high school (linked resources, tips, and gentle steps) -- 13 January 2013, faiths13
High school curriculum -- where do I start (what credits to do, how to select curriculum) -- 26 December 2012, mamakelly
Homeschooling high school... where to begin? (links to threads on specific topics) -- 14 October 2010, iwjeanie
Where to start? Which resources, etc.? -- 23 January 2013, profmom
Whine!! I didn't sign up to be a guidance counselor! (wisdom/linked resources for late high school/approaching college) -- 16, May 2008, dirty ethel rackham
The breadth vs. depth question -- 7 July 2010, swimmermom3
Broad vs. Focused study in high school and how to find balance? -- 18 March 2013, Kfamily
Are we all crazy? How can a kid get everything done in high school homeschool? 16 March 2010, titianmom
To parents of freshmen, sophomores next year (4 types of college admissions, and why you have to plan ahead in the high school years) -- 25 April 2014, Nan in Mass
Planning 4 or 5 days/week? Some other method? --12 May 2012, OHElizabeth
Scheduling questions -- how much in a day? (ideas for not overloading/keeping a balance) -- 14 August 2014, Brandicm
Scheduling: time on task vs. set amount of time/subject vs. predetermined assignments -- 28 August 2014, g1234
Scheduling -- 7 November 2013, Woodland Mist Academy
I'm toying with block scheduling (last post includes links to more threads on block scheduling) -- 30 August 2012, Jean in Newcastle
A homeschooled day week in the life of a teen -- 04 May 2015; Quark
Too many hours doing school work vs. just being a kid -- 27 Feb 2016, dereksurfs
Please tell me this is typical and gets better -- 28 Sept 2016, reefgazer
High school planning angst - time, credits, depth, oh my -- 05 Dec 2015, Chrysalis Academy
TRANSCRIPTS: How-To Topics
Transcripts -- post all of your tips here -- 6 June 2013, swimmermom3
How to you do high school transcripts (includes what is a credit & resource ideas) -- 20 May 2009, Katiebug
High school transcripts: where to start -- 29 June 2011, Camarell
Transcript question (how to make without a computer program) -- 14 February 2008, Gingersnap
Would you be willing to share a copy of your child's transcript? -- 23 July 2011, ma23peas
S/O - Diplomas and transcripts or profile, etc. What do B/M schools give? -- 31 May 2011, Joan in Geneva
Summer courses -- how to show on transcript?
How do I put this on the transcript (summer classes; high school classes repeated at college level)
Transcript dilemma… Advice needed from BTDT folks (how to label 2 classes with similar course content)
Another transcript question… subject vs. year
Ever give credit the year the subject is finished (subject vs. year question)
Transcript question: which do you do: by year or by subject?
Transcript help from veterans please (subject vs. year? print on special paper?)
Transcript paper (need special paper?)
Snail-mail transcript: what type of paper?
Forgive my insignificant transcript question... (send folded in regular envelope or flat in manila envelope)
What is meant by a certified transcript
Does the final transcript need to show the word "final"
Does Transcript Pro use the word "official"? (info on why "official" needed on transcript) -- 26 March 2014, Rondi
Student may need official high school transcript years later -- 27 March 2014, regentrude
Transcript (include date of credit or not?)
Transcripts: year or subject? letter or number grade?
Transcript student address question
How important are course codes on a transcript
Landscape or portrait transcript?
What do you put for a school name on transcripts?
x/p: What do you put on the diploma and the CV [curriculum vitae, or resume] for "high school"
High school transcripts for students with LDs
TRANSCRIPTS: Transcript / Record Keeping Software, Online Programs, Resources
Transcript/Record Keeping Program?
Homeschool Skedtrack vs. Homeschool Tracker?
Which do you use: Homeschool Skedtrack or Homeschool Tracker Online?
Scholaric or Homeschool Tracker Plus?
Homeschool Tracker, EduTrack or other?
EduTracker vs. Homeschool Tracker?
Anyone used Transcript Bootcamp by Inge Cannon?
Transcript software: Transcript Pro vs. EduTracker
Transcript Pro -- has anyone used this?
Comprehensive Record Solution by Lee Binz -- worth $150?
TRANSCRIPTS: Honors, AP, CLEP, and Test Scores
What, to you, would constitute listing a course on the transcript as honors?
Accelerated = honors?
"Honors" work in homeschool
Did you put test scores on the transcript?
Transcript question (took an AP class but NOT the test)
Can we actually design our own AP course to put on a transcript?
Can you call a course AP on a transcript?
Do you count a dual enrollment class as an AP level on the transcript?
Do you put CLEP on transcripts?
What is the typical number of credits one needs to graduate high school?
S/O: How many "credits" to graduate... Is less more?
Transcript question (how to assign a credit)
High school credit hours -- please explain -- 22 May 2013, sheryl
Can you give high school credit for remedial classes? -- 10 October 2013, Lucidity
What is an English credit? -- 25 May 2012, HollyDay
English credit -- what makes one full credit? -- 30 March 2012, Kfamily
High school classes taken in middle school on transcript?
Need clarification on hs credits/transcript (pro/con of including credits from 8th grade, need portfolio or no?)
High school level work done in 8th grade on transcript?
Transcript question: pre-high school credits (count 8th grade credits on transcript?)
Reverse engineering and transcripts (how to plan which high school credits)
Literature / transcript questions (count as separate literature credit or English?)
Great Books on transcript (how to award credits)
How to award music credits on the transcript
TRANSCRIPTS: Dual Enrollment
How do you record dual enrollment courses on your student's transcript?
How to handle community college courses on transcript
Dual credit on a high school transcript: how to count credits
How do you translate college credit to high school transcript?
Still confused over how dual enrollment courses should appear on transcripts
In hindsight, should NOT have put community college classes on high school transcript
TRANSCRIPTS: For Credit, or Extracurricular
Transcript vs. extracurriculars
Give credit or list as an extracurricular?
Where does physical education go on a high school transcript?
Fine Arts summer program on transcript (credit or not; how/where to describe as extracurricular)
Need transcript help urgently, re: work experience (count a job as credit or extracurricular?)
Programming apprenticeship: transcript or extracurricular?
Do you give official transcript credit to summer camps?
TRANSCRIPTS: Grading and GPA
Grading and GPA -- post tips here, please
Grading scale for transcript
Transcript question: is listing a grading scale necessary?
Transcript question (have both public school and home school -- match up GPA/grading scale?)
Grades on transcript: ABC, or usea +/-?
Transcript question: what to do with a plus? (how to count GPA)
Help with high school grading scheme (how to determine grades for classes)
Transcript question: grading scale (show breakdown of class grade on transcript?)
For which non-core courses would you just give a pass
Transcript troubles (which classes for just pass/fail?)
Did you know that honors courses have more weight on a transcript?
What does this mean? Weighed and not weighted grades
Transcript question (weighted grades or not?)
Transcript question re: GPA, college entrance exams (weighted grades or not; should grades match SAT/ACT scores or not)
Transcript question and GPA with honors, AP, dual enrollment, CLEP, etc. (weight these or not? how to show on the transcript)
Quandry: matching up transcript and SAT scores
Writing course descriptions (advice for how to start, what to include)
Course descriptions -- please post tips here
Would love to see your course descriptions
Quick transcript course description question (math courses)
Course descriptions: is it permissible to use the [school's] course description (for an outsourced class)
What *tense* should be used in course descriptions?
How did you "order" [list] your course descriptions pages?
Do you include course descriptions with your transcript?
Sorry, me again -- course descriptions (automatically send them or not?)
AP course descriptions and syllabi
AP course descriptions, College Board approval -- HELP (tips for this process)
Record Keeping -- please post your tips here
If I would have started this in 9th grade -- even 7th (record-keeping tips)
2nd page of transcript examples (kinds of records to keep)
How to track high school work
Need ideas for tracking
What do you use to keep all of your high schoolers' work in for documentation
What should be included in the perfect portfolio?
If you created a portfolio rather than a transcript (which do you need)
Planning, scheduling, record keeping besides the transcript (types of records needed) -- 28 August 2014, GretaLynne
REVIEWS of TRANSCRIPT RESOURCES
Anybody have Homeschoolers Guide to Portfolios and Transcripts
Anyone used Transcript Bootcamp by Inge Cannon?
Transcript Pro -- has anyone used this?
Transcript software: Transcript pro vs. Edutrack
Printing my own diploma
Diplomas? (what did you put for person conferring diploma?)
Where can I get a non-homemade-looking diploma? (addresses overseas university needs/concerns)
ACCREDITATION / UMBRELLA SCHOOLS / ACCREDITED DIPLOMA
Accreditation service, or just keep portfolio and transcript. Or something else?
Accreditation (how to become an accredited homeschool in GA)
Bev in B'ville: about your accreditation (how to become an accredited homeschool in GA)
Accredited diploma: is it worth the $$$?
Advantage to getting a diploma from an accredited school?
Questions (accreditation, accredited diploma, college admission)
Do you really not need an accredited diploma? (accreditation process, pros/cons)
Important question about accreditation -- How important is this to getting into college (lengthy thread on accreditation process, pros and cons)
High school diploma (do homeschoolers need accredited diplomas; pros and cons)
Accreditation question (links to outside resources on accreditation process)
What are accredited classes (military academy related question)
Can a co-op be accredited?
If you *had* to choose an accredited program…
Accredited high school home school programs
Which correspondence schools are accredited?
Are there accredited high school programs that allow you to choose curriculums?
Looking for schools that award a homeschool diploma, but allow flexibility
Accredited homeschool programs that let you advance at your own pace?
Accredited schools where you can go at your own pace?
Help me think through something regarding an umbrella school
Home Life Academy nightmare (umbrella school that was NOT accredited, and options to work around it after the fact)
Edited by Lori D., 29 July 2017 - 11:29 AM.